Toyota Mark X Vs. Honda Accord


The Toyota Mark X and the Honda Accord are Japanese mid-size cars. The Accord is exported to the United Statees, and the Mark X is a domestic car that is not available in North America. However, Toyota is developing some interesting features in a variant Mark X, the ZiO, which promises flexible cabin configurations to suit the needs of the occupants and their cargo. It may foreshadow the Mark X when it does eventually arrive in the United States.

Accord Specifications

  • The Accord comes with a 177-horsepower 2.4-liter inline-four engine generating 161 foot-pounds of torque. A 271-hp V-6 with 254 foot-pounds of torque also is available. It sits on a 110.2-inch wheelbase, and its overall length is 194.1 inches. It is 58.1 inches tall and 72.7 inches wide. Its curb weight is rated at 3,289 lbs., according to

Mark X Specifications

  • The 252-hp 3-liter V-6 wielding 232 foot-pounds of torque powers the Mark X 300G model. Its wheelbase is 112.2 inches long, with an overall length of 186.2 inches. Width is 69.9 inches and height is 56.5 inches. Its curb weight is rated at 3,373 lbs., according to

Accord Features

  • The 2009 Accord is offered as a coupe or sedan. Trim levels are: the base LX, mid-range LX-P, and upper level EX and EX-L. The base LX is equipped with keyless entry, 16-inch steel wheels, full-power accessories, a tilt-telescoping steering wheel, cruise control, fold-down rear seats and a six-speaker AM/FM/CD audio system with an auxiliary audio jack. The LX-P sedan sports 16-inch alloy wheels, according to

Mark X Features

  • The Mark X offers an innovative system of LED and other lighting to illuminate the cabin, with an intensity control that includes the doors and foot areas. The headlamps also are automatically switched on when outside light is low. Standard features include driver/front passenger/side airbags, traction control, leather upholstery, power windows and locks, front fog lamps, and a CD changer and audio system. A premium package features a push start-button and a 9.1 Boss speaker surround audio system, according to

Accord Features

  • The Accord possesses a spacious interior with a solid ride quality and minimal external noise seeping into the cabin. It can reach 60 mph in 7.5 seconds. The inline-four engine achieves good gas mileage, with 21 mpg in the city and 30 on the highway. The V-6 rates about 19 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway, according to

Mark X Performance

  • A supercharged version of the Mark X V-6 is available that boosts output to 316 hp and torque to 304 foot-pounds, with power transmitted via a six-speed automatic transmission. The Mark X is stylish, and if equipped with the supercharged V-6, offers more than enough power, according to


  • The Accord has become more conservative in its exterior styling in recent years, but still offers plenty of power and good cabin room for its occupants. The obvious disadvantage of the Mark X is the fact that it's not available in the United States, but Toyota enthusiasts are confident that it will arrive eventually and perhaps exceed the Accord in comfort and performance, according to and carlopedia.

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